The Seven Deadly Sins of Personal Finance

A week ago, the post “Sluggish Man and Jealousy” influenced me to consider the Seven Deadly Sins. I am not a Christian. My first prologue to the Seven Deadly Sins was (embarrassingly enough) from the motion picture Se7en (1995) gazing Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman. Be that as it may, I’ve generally been entranced by the shrewdness of antiquated works. So here is my variant of the Seven Deadly Sins as it identifies with personal finance:

1. Desire (luxuria)

“over the top or unreasonable considerations or wants”

This is the sentiment needs that fly in to our heads every now and then. A few of us can’t shake this until the point that they go out and purchase that question of want.

To fight this wrongdoing: comprehend the contrast amongst needs and needs.

2. Voracity (gula)

“over-liberality and over-utilization to the point of waste”

This is unreasonable consumerism — “more is better.” Some of us urgently purchase more than what we require. For example, three rooms house isn’t sufficient so they run for one with five. They require shoes for each event. They super size everything.

To fight this transgression: comprehend “enough” and figure out how to be happy with it.

3. Covetousness (avaritia)

“accumulating of riches and material belonging”

This is overabundance past desire and ravenousness. A few of us are not happy with “gradual win the race,” and fall back on deceptive, shameless, or unlawful means.

To fight this wrongdoing: comprehend that riches can be procured without depending on those methods.

4. Sloth (acedia)

“inability to use one’s abilities and blessings”

This is the inability to engage ourselves. Some are slaves to cash since they neglect to arm themselves with information and the valor to act.

To fight this wrongdoing: comprehend that information and the boldness to act are the keys to progress.

5. Fury (ira)

“excessive and uncontrolled sentiments of disdain and outrage”

I understand that we don’t live ideally, and life is unreasonable. Shockingly, I have seen excessively numerous individuals who utilize this as their M.O. They accuse their general public and outside variables outside their ability to control as purposes behind their setback. Fundamentally, they kept themselves from succeeding.

To fight this transgression: comprehend that life is uncalled for, however everybody is skilled with the ability to have any kind of effect.

6. Begrudge (invidia)

“want something that another person has which they see themselves as lacking”

This is the “stay aware of the Joneses” attitude. Some believe that they can’t be cheerful unless they have what other individuals have — what they have is never enough.

To fight this transgression: comprehend that there are many individuals who are less lucky; so be content with what you have.

7. Pride (superbia)

“want to be more vital or alluring than others, neglecting to offer compliments to others however they might merit of them, and exorbitant love of self”

This is the “I know everything” disorder. A few of us think they know everything and they are better than all others. However, pride keeps them from learning, and entices them to go for broke.

To fight this transgression: comprehend that there is dependably somebody more astute than you; so learn constantly.

I trust that this religious reference does not irritate anybody; but rather, teach. Have an incredible day!

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